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Nov 12, 2012 8:00pm EST
.s. telecom, and john barbagallo is with bloomberg. >> one issue is how to pay for the fund going forward. there was a step in reorienting the fund to support broadband service rather than telephone service, and for years while the funds supported telephone service, it was paid for by telephone customers so going forward how should the fcc approach the issue? more importantly, who pays into the fund? >> guest: it's a real difficult issue. as you said, it's ironic it's funded by the part that is declining, which doesn't seem like it's going to be able to keep up with the need there, and so a broader technology, agnostic approach is probably called for. there, as you know, very well -- a lot of political implications, and sensitivity on taxing the internet. i suspect you heard that from time to time. i understand those issues, but i do also -- just economically, and what -- with the friends we see in the country, you got to broaden the base somehow. i don't have the answers to that today, but i think that's something that we're going to really have to work together over the nextñhr several
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